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Kashmiris vote despite boycott call: Govt. claims high voter turnout

Kashmiris vote despite boycott call: Govt. claims high voter turnout Srinagar: People braved a separatist boycott call and inclement weather to cast their ballots in the second phase of Jammu and Kashmir assembly elections Tuesday. The army foiled an infiltration bid on the Line of Control (LoC) in Kupwara district Tuesday morning, on a day […]

The story of Hashim Qureshi, one of the first plane hijackers in the world is a stark reminder that the path to militancy is often paved with quixotic moves and miscommunication. That it is fed with the misguided idealism of teenage and that it is blundered into than consciously undertaken. When Hashim Qureshi, armed with […]

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The Kashmir Valley was covered in a white blanket of snow as the minimum temperature in Srinagar Sunday plunged to – 5.5 degrees Celsius. This is the season’s lowest temperature so far. The freezing temperature froze water in taps and water bodies in the area. The locals woke up to find their taps nonfunctional in […]

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J&K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has said that there’s “no harm” in withdrawing the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from parts of Jammu and Kashmir. Omar Abdullah was speaking ahead of a meeting with the unified command where the issue is to be discussed with the army. It should be noted that the move […]

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J&K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has announced that the widely denounced Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) will be lifted from some parts of Kashmir. The AFSPA has been widely denounced as it gives sweeping powers to the military. On too many occasions the military has abused those powers, in both J&K and Manipur. Civil […]

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(Nvonews.com) The SC has pulled up state governments and Union territories for not providing toilets in government schools. The Apex Court set a deadline of Dec 31 for the construction of toilets in all government run schools. Temporary facilities must be provided by Nov 30, in case permanent services cannot be enabled, Justices Dalveer Bhandari […]

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Jammu/Mumbai,  (IANS) An engineering marvel was unveiled Friday when the Indian Railways opened a 10.96-km long railway tunnel, the longest in the country, that will help connect the Kashmir Valley with the rest of the country, a company release said. The tunnel, which connects the Jammu region to the Kashmir Valley at Banihal, about 190 […]

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United Nations, (IANS) India has rebuffed as “unwarranted and irrelevant” a Pakistani attempt to raise the Kashmir issue during a debate in the Special Political and Decolonisation Committee of the United Nations. The Pakistani reference to “the Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir (that) is unwarranted and completely irrelevant to the work of this Committee,” […]

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SRINAGAR ,(IANS): As three central interlocutors on Jammu and Kashmir submit their report to union Home Minister P. Chidambaram Wednesday, people in the state don’t really believe it will offer any solutions to their problems. While those in the Jammu region fear the recommendations could be one-sided, focussing attention on Kashmir, the common man and […]

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Jammu: The Jammu police arrested three drug peddlers and seized nearly 6,000 intoxicant capsules from their possession yesterday. All three has been identified as Naresh Kumar, a resident of Langer in Kunjwani, Jagish Raj of Tindey in Bishnah and Ashwini Kumar, a resident of Thathar in Paloura. An official statement stated that during a routine […]

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Jammu: The Department of Lifelong Learning, University of Jammu, organised a extension lecture on “Truth About Global Warming: A Case Study of Glaciers in Ladakh” yesterday. Prof Rajinder Kumar Ganjoo, Director, Institute of Himalayan Glaciology, University of Jammu educated students about various cycles of climate change that operated on the scale of millions of years, thousands […]

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Jammu: Demanding Kashmiri Pandit community be recognised as internally displaced persons in Jammu and Kashmir, the community members yesterday observed a “black day” and marched to the United Nations (UN) office here. Kashmiri Pandit organisations, including the All-State Kashmiri Pandits Conference (ASKPC), the Panun Kashmir, the Kashmir Sikh Displaced Forum (KSDF) and the NCMMC, held […]

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Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir yesterday approved the J&K State Hydroelectric Projects Development Policy-2011. After a meeting of the state Cabinet here talking to reporters, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said that the new policy would open vistas for the launch of various hydroelectric projects in the state under the independent power producers(IPP) mode. The new […]

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Srinagar: Ravi Mahajan, chairman of the vikas mandal, and Kuldeep Wahi, president of the mandal,requested the Shri Amarnath Shrine Board to take steps to prevent unregistered pilgrims from undertaking the yatra while addressing media persons yesterday . Mahajan said the decision of the government should be widely publicised through the electronic and print media, and […]

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